Thomas Aloysius Burke (1898-1971) was the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio (1945-1953) and a United States Senator from Ohio (1953-1954). Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, is named in his honor. The collection consists of portraits, group portraits, and views depicting people, places, and events before, during, and after the mayoral terms of Burke. Included are views of the dedication of Burke Lakefront Airport (1960), including Burke, Anthony Celebreeze, and Frances Payne Bolton; rededication of the Erie St. Cemetery (1940); views of Republic Steel plants (ca. 1940s); the Collinwood railroad yard (1952); tornado damage on Cleveland's west side (1953); road and highway construction; bridges; election night, including Eliot Ness (1947); and a group portrait of the Association of Cities Meeting, Mansfield, Ohio (1948). Also included are photographs of architectural renderings and blueprints for various proposed buildings, including St. Vincent Charity Hospital neighborhood development; Cleveland Boy's School in Hudson, Ohio; and a Veteran's Administration Hospital.